ERIC Number: ED113597
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Private Economic Benefits Vs. Private Economic Costs of Associate Degree Nursing Students. Class of 1971-73, Milwaukee Area Technical College.
The study presents the results of a cost-benefit analysis, comparing the private economic benefits with the private economic costs inherent in a two-year registered nurses program. The basic data were the result of a questionnaire administered to the class of 1971-73, the business office, office of student services, the Dean of Nursing and Health Occupations, State Employment Service, and publications from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The study investigates such variables as instructional costs, foregone income, income prior to entry into the program, and starting salary on graduation. In addition, student opinions were used in three basic areas: first, whether the benefits exceeded costs; secondly, job satisfaction; and finally, their evaluation of their training. Ninety percent of the respondents felt that the economic benefits derived from their education exceeded the economic costs. Tables display the data which are also discussed in the report. (Author/NJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, Madison.
Authoring Institution: Milwaukee Area Technical Coll., WI.